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Charlotte and the Nutcracker: The True Story of a Girl Who Made Ballet History

By Diondra K. Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Inspiring story of young ballet dancer's leap into history.

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This warm picture book puts a modern spin on a holiday classic, and proves that representation matters. Charlotte and the Nutcracker: The True Story of a Girl Who Made Ballet History shares the inspiring and history-making story of author and ballerina Charlotte Nebres. This story will empower readers to chase their dreams, and it proves how powerful it is to see people who look like you in important positions. The book highlights holiday traditions of a multicultural family, and the strength of family love and support. Alea Marley's bright and dynamic illustrations from leap off the page and are filled with holiday magic and spirit.

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